Terry Trott Fours

PUBLISHED: 09:16 24 March 2010 | UPDATED: 01:04 16 June 2010

Anna Booth, Keith Buckland, June and Eugene Balbinski, winners of the Terry Trott Fours.

Anna Booth, Keith Buckland, June and Eugene Balbinski, winners of the Terry Trott Fours.

The Terry Trott Fours this year was held at the Bowling Club at Donyatt and 52 pairs from 17 clubs and three counties.

The Terry Trott Fours this year was held at the Bowling Club at Donyatt and 52 pairs from 17 clubs and three counties, 31 from the East Devon & District league, 21 from smaller Devon clubs or other leagues, met on a day highly suited to indoor sport - unlike most of our events when the sun shines in mockery, the roof reverberated with the rain!

Every pair played their three round robin games, then the 32 with the best results proceeded to the knock-out stages. Each year in this event the early winners from the round robins rarely do as well in the knock-out stage. This year only six out of the 14 round robin pool winners got into the last 16, and only two into the quarter finals. Both of these, Sidbury's 'All Star Mr & Mrs', including last year's winner, Eric Pavey, and Upottery's 'City Farmers' progressed to the semi-finals where they met Cerne Abbas 'Gruesome Twosome' and East Coker's 'The Tops'.

The final was between David Hayler and Robert Bartlett from Upottery and Anna Booth and June Balbinski from Cerne Abbas. Upottery enjoyed a three shot margin after two and four ends. After six ends it was 4-4. Two well placed woods for Cerne Abbas produced a 6-5 result, a well deserved victory against worthy opponents.

The Terry Trott Fours trophy was also won by Cerne Abbas as the Gruesome Twosome's linked pair' Stretch and Braces', Keith Buckland and Eugene Balbinski, had reached the last 16.

So congratulations to Cerne Abbas; thank you to all who took part. Thanks also to those who lent us their mats, to those who came early to unload the van and lay everything out and to those who helped to pack up and load in the evening.


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